Industry Connections

Industry Connections
   
The " Academy of Jewelry & Art " has connections to members of the jewellery industry in manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors. By reviewing their requirements and feedback about employment and management issues, the AJA is able to tailor its courses and the directions its students take to ensure maximum relevance to the current job market.

Regional, Industry Wide Survey

 In 2010 AJA has begun a survey of the jewellery industry in the region with the dual purpose of establishing human resource statistics and building connections to facilitate AJA student internships and provide a highly effective and inexpensive recruitment channel to the industry. Personal interveiws with managing directors and human resource directors are currently underway in Trinidad & Tobago and abroad, the salient results of which will be communicated back to the industry and to AJA students and alumni.

Employment Opportunities

The AJA is establishing connections with retail jewelers, manufacturers, design houses and entrepreneurs willing to provide employment to qualified students who show potential. The AJA also provides corporate (staff) training to the local and regional branches of best know international jewellery brands and often receives requests from local and international firms for designers, retail specialists and other positions. Interestingly, the academy most entrepreneurial students who now own and operate their own jewellery brands also come back to the academy looking for talented individuals to join their growing teams!

Human Resource Networking

The AJA offers fee-free recruiting services to members of the industry seeking educated and capable staff for entry level and middle-management positions within sales, marketing and operations arenas as well as those seeking design talent.
For students that wish to establish their own businesses, the JDMIS also provides links & connections to entrepreneurial organizations and firms that can assist with financing and outsourcing.